The winter 2017 Women’s Works concert brings together women’s voices from Upstate New York and beyond, both past and present. Our special guest, Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk) musician Bear Fox, will share original songs drawing from Haudenosaunee tradition. The Ithaca Children and Youth Chorus Chorale will present arrangements of melodies from Africa and the American West, and instrumental chamber music selections will represent additional cultural threads. From the nineteenth century come songs written by Shaker women of Central and Western New York (Sodus Bay and Groveland), performed by Women’s Works members.  Representing the women’s suffrage movement are Dame Ethel Smyth’s Victorian-era “March of the Women,” a modernist ditty by Ruth Crawford Seeger, the beloved folk anthem “Bread and Roses,” and “Petition,” a setting of suffragists’ texts by Ithaca composer Kathleen Ballantyne. 

We award a Young Composer Competition to women ages 18 and under and ages 19-22.   Read more

Women's Works ensemble: presents Shaker songs and songs representing the suffrage movement.


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Theresa "Bear" Fox sings her original songs drawing from her Haudenosaunee life.

The Ithaca Children and Youth Chorale sings arrangement of songs from Africa and the American West.

Concert 2017

Sunday, February 5, 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Society in Ithaca

Please help us thank the Savage Club of Ithaca for sponsoring the competition.

Young Composer Competition


Women's Works is a circle of musicians who gather to celebrate and perform works written by women. The entire year is spent collecting music and readings, soliciting funds, organizing publicity, and finally rehearsing and performing these beautiful works. Our mission is to promote awareness of women composers, past and present, by performing their music and putting it into a historical context.